Friday, 13 April 2018

The First Time With... Series 7 - 6. Giorgio Moroder

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 7 - 6. GIORGIO MORODER (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd January 2018


Giorgio Moroder shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in an programme first broadcast in 2014.

Pioneer of electronic music and regarded by many as the Godfather of Disco, Giorgio Moroder is a charming and effortlessly cool producer and songwriter. He talks us through his career, from his earliest bubblegum electropop recordings in the late 60s to the creation of his own studio, Musicland, where he created a remarkable run of records through the 1970s.

Giorgio talks about partnership Donna Summer - an artistic relationship which resulted in Love to Love You Baby and, probably the greatest dance record of all time, I Feel Love. He also guides us through the recording of his iconic film scores such as Midnight Express and Cat People. He worked with David Bowie on the latter.

With typical humour, Giorgio also explains how his career wavered on the 90s (as he busied himself designing sports cars and creating whiskeys) and explains how he came to work with Daft Punk on their world conquering album Random Access Memories, what it was like starting DJing again at 74 and his plans for the future.

Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby [Casablanca]
Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity [Pickwick Music]
Paul Anka - Diana [Telstar]
Giorgio Moroder - Looky Looky [MCA]
Walter Carlos - March From A Clockwork Orange [Warner]
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man [Sanctury]
Giorgio Moroder - Son Of My Father [Sony Music]
London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams - Cantina Band [Sony]
Donna Summer - I Feel Love [Casablanca]
Giorgio Moroder - Chase [Casablanca]
Giorgio Moroder - (Theme From) Midnight Express
Sparks - Beat The Clock [Oasis]
David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) [EMI America]
Daft Punk - Giorgio By Moroder [Columbia/Sony Music]
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball [SME]

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